New York State Education Volume 7-8

New York State Education Volume 7-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ability and experience to do school work. On the other hand, a school which draws most of its children from a community whose population has come from southern Italy finds its pupils handicapped both in experience and in ability to do satisfactory school work. If the first grade work of these two schools has been done as well as possible, the children of these schools will enter second grade with a vastly different capacity for taking up second grade work. Any adequate discussion of teaching second grade reading must take these fundamental differences into consideration. In all foreign schools to some extent and in the Italian schools, to an extent which it is difficult to realize, the second grade children have limited concepts and very limited vocabularies. They are for this reason slow to comprehend meanings. Teachers in these foreign schools must talk in very simple language and must give directions with care or they will be beyond the ability of manv of these children to understand. Likewise these teachers must analyze the learning processes very carefully in order that the work may be so arranged as to be within the ability of these little foreigners. Re gardless of courses of study and time schedules these foreign children must have a large amount of interesting work in oral language in preparation for reading. Reading material must in all cases be fairly simple for the children if they are to gain facility and power. Nowhere in the whole school curriculum do the differences in the children's ability have a more vital significance than in the use of phonics. The bright American child with a large speaking vocabulary is enabled by means of phonics to recognize many of these words quickly and independently and is usually aided by a...
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 658g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606957
  • 9781236606952